Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

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What’s that song? … The Second Time Around

By: on January 27, 2023

Anxiety Disorder: Separation anxiety (f93.0) Developmentally inappropriate and excessive fear or anxiety concerning separation from those to whom the individual is attached. Selective mutism (f94.0) Consistent failure to speak in specific social situations in which there is an expectation for speaking despite speaking in other situations. Specific phobia (f40.248) Marked fear or anxiety about a…

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Unlocking a Nerve

By: on January 26, 2023

I do not believe in coincidence. I often smile when puzzle pieces emerge uniquely by the Spirit though. There is something that is so incredibly cool and fulfilling when the fingerprint of the Spirit is all over you or the things you come in contact with. Whether it’s being assigned a book at the perfect…

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Toxic Tester

By: on January 26, 2023

While preparing to write the third Syntopical Essay last semester, I was reviewing notes collected from Friedman’s book Failure of Nerve. Chapter Seven, titled Emotional Triangles, caught my attention, and aroused my curiosity. However, due to time constraints, I had to ‘file that one away,’ as my husband would say, so I could return later.…

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Leadership Clarity

By: on January 20, 2023

Mining for Gold by Tom Camacho is an inspirational and empowering book that encourages readers to take risks and find success in their lives. The book dives deep into the concept of gold mining and makes the correlation of how we can use our own life experiences to uncover hidden gems within ourselves and others.…

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Start with God

By: on January 19, 2023

We should always mine for the gold in people’s lives. “Look for the good.” Pastor Mack Timberlake often bellowed from the pulpit on Sunday mornings from the large Church planted in the middle of a country field in Creedmoor, NC. Just as that seed (phrase ‘mining for gold’) inspired me all those years ago –…

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Divinely Wired

By: on January 12, 2023

The Molecule of More by Daniel Z. Lieberman and Michael E. Long is a fascinating exploration of the role that dopamine plays in human behavior. This book focuses on how dopamine, also known as the “molecule of more,” impacts our lives from day-to-day decisions to large-scale societal trends and habits. Together they have created a…

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Dopamine Vs. Scripture

By: on January 12, 2023

Brief Overview: Daniel Lieberman, MD, and Michael E. Long, behavioral health specialists, set out to take complex, chemical brain functions and simplify their functions into everyday language. In The Molecule of More, they used easy-to-understand concepts such as “up” and “down” to explain the two chemical categories that occur in our cognition. According to Lieberman…

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Goal Mine

By: on January 11, 2023

Sometimes when reading I think about movies that I have watched. The movies may not be one hundred percent congruent to the topic but just a reminder or a flashback. When reading this book, I thought about a movie from 1985, “The Goonies”. As silly as it may seem I started thinking about how they…

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Crazy Christmas

By: on January 11, 2023

Christmas 2022 was seamless despite the worry that I would not be able to get things done. My expectations were that I could be a part of a Christmas bazaar, give a toy giveaway, and have my home ready for my personal Christmas. I successfully with the help of others, pulled it all off plus…

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Why Are Dinosaurs Extinct?

By: on December 16, 2022

In his book Tempered Resilience, Tod Bolsinger explains the leadership development process using the analogy of steel being tempered due to blacksmithing. Bolsinger uses the metaphor to describe what is needed today for leaders to grow into the type of person who can be “resilient and adaptive in order to cut through the resistance and…

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The Tempered Resilience of Judith Lee

By: on December 11, 2022

The book that had the greatest personal impact on my leadership journey this semester was Tempered Resilience by Tod Bolsinger. The brilliance of Bolsinger’s work was that he used the metaphor of a blacksmith shaping and molding hot steel into a new tool and related it to the journey of a leader being formed by…

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Tempered Heartbreak

By: on December 7, 2022

I was excited to read Tempered Resilience by Tod Bolsinger. Kristy Newport recommended this book to me earlier in the semester as a positive resource for my NPO and she was correct. This was the perfect resource for my portfolio project and also the ideal read for my psyche this past week. Life has been…

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Are Racial Equality Programs Racist?

By: on December 2, 2022

My Personal Take on Racism   It is no secret that America has a long and complicated history with race. For centuries, America was home to slavery and racism, two issues that continue to plague the country to this day. This history has created a divide between the races in America, and segregation can be…

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The Shame

By: on November 29, 2022

Quick Summary of Shelby Smith’s Shame The civil rights movement of the 1960s was inspired by “classic” Jeffersonian liberalism, which sought freedom for the individual above all else.[1] However, since that time, whites, fearful of being labeled racist, have created a plethora of social programs and identity politics, all of which have crippled the individual…

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

By: on November 27, 2022

Bounded Rationality: A Precursor to Systems 1 and 2 Herbert Simon, an economist, and political scientist coined the phrase “bounded rationality” in 1947 in his work The Administrative Behavior. He was interested in decision-making and questioned the concept of perfect rationality that had dominated common and scientific knowledge.[1] Simon redefined human rationality and, at the…

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Overcoming Leadership Bankruptcy

By: on November 26, 2022

We are living in a time of “leadership bankruptcy,” therefore, there has never been a greater opportunity for leaders to step up and claim their position.[1] Bankruptcy is an unfortunate reality for many corporations and the responsibility frequently rests in the hands of leadership. Leadership can “make-or-break” an organization and I would argue that it…

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Apprentice Leaders

By: on November 18, 2022

How it Differs From Other Leadership Books. Why Leadersmithing? Eve Poole believes current leaders differ from the staunch, stiff-upper-lip Churchill types of old. Leaders today need to be more self-aware, have lots of practice, take themselves less seriously, and pay more attention to others.[1]  This is not easy. To be a leader requires lots of…

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An Incredulous Compendium

By: on November 12, 2022

How to Read Numbers by Tom and David Shivers uncovered many statistical perspectives, and anomalies depending on the point of view. The book was insightful, and detailed, and provided a beneficial recap of many math courses from my past. I enjoyed unraveling statistical positioning however I noticed a variant in my personal synopsis almost immediately.…

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